One dead as police rescue two kidnapping victims in Anambra

A suspected kidnapper was set on fire by an angry mob when a seven-man kidnapping gang attempted to kidnap some unidentified residents in Obosi, a community in the Idemili North Local Government Area. Anambra State. The incident occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. The suspect was said to have been overpowered and set on fire by the mob after other gang members fled the scene. Police spokesman in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident. He said police officers intercepted the thugs throughout Awada, a suburb of the Obosi community in the council area. Operatives were after them before the incident, he said. Ikenga, deputy police superintendent, said officers rescued two victims the thugs tried to kidnap. “In an attempt to stop the criminals, six of the seven gang members escaped and abandoned both the victims’ vehicle and their vehicle. “The seventh person arrested was lynched by an angry mob and burned before law enforcement officers could arrive on the scene,” he said. READ ALSO: Security operations demolish kidnappers’ hideout in Anambra He said the two vehicles, a Toyota Highlander SUV and a Toyota Camry, were recovered by police. The police spokesman said that the commando had launched an operation to arrest the fleeing suspects and those who set fire to one of the suspects. State Police Commissioner Echeng Echeng condemned the mob action, Ikenga said. Echeng urged residents to desist from attacking suspected criminals. Instead, they should take detained suspects to the nearest police facility for a “proper investigation,” she said. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; One dead as police rescue two kidnapping victims in Anambra